Rated 2 out of 5 by Kandace850 Review from a PaddleBoarder
Let me start off by saying that I have not bought any of Anthro's paddleboards but I am going to review what I see and hopefully this will get passed on to the buying & design office. It seems that Anthro is just flying on a pretty design here (and since it's already on clearance in mid-April, it doesn't look like that strategy is working).
This is so EXTREMELY over priced. $6K for a recreational board is OUTRAGEOUS! This isn't even in the ball park. I fully realize that there are special aesthetics going on with the board with it being a collaboration (the design on the boards are gorgeous) but it still does not qualify for a $6K starting price point. Award winning paddleboarders are paddling on boards under $3,000. And you are pricing double that! You need to revisit your pricing strategy here asap.
Again, the design on the boards are gorgeous and I wouldn't expect less from Anthro. BUT, some key quality and functionality issues. There is no textured cushion or sponge mat to stand on. HUGE ISSUE. Once the top of that board gets wet (especially because of the epoxy & fiberglass shell), it is like standing on wet glass and it is so easily to slip and fall. God forbid if they hit their head on the way down. This is an injury waiting to happen.
Nice that you have a matching paddle to go back to the board but it's a little useless if it comes in a set length. Paddles are made based on the height of the rider. Bad form that this doesn't have the option of certain heights or isn't adjustable.
It is very nice that you have ankle leash & a handle included.
5. Misc Comments
The weight of the board should included in the description.
April 21, 2015